Coalition Members Accused of Killing Civilians; 55 Killed across Iraq

The Canadian government is denying reports that their warplanes killed civilians during airstrikes in northern Iraq. A Peshmerga soldier reported the event, which allegedly took place in January. Meanwhile, a U.S. report lists several incidents where Australian forces may have also killed civilians.

At least 55 were killed and 28 were wounded:

In Baghdad, a bomb killed three people and wounded 10 more in Amin. A bomb in Za’afaraniya killed two people and wounded seven. Two people were killed during a blast in Suleikh. A bomb killed two people and wounded eight more in Doura.

A bomb at a vegetable market in Tarmiya left three dead and wounded 10 more.

In Baquba, an army colonel was shot dead and a relative of his was wounded. His family called it a political assassination. Also killed were his driver and a bodyguard. Gunmen also killed a lawyer and his nephew in an unrelated attack.

Clashes with the Albu Nimr tribe left 13 tribesmen dead and seven wounded.

In Qayara, a former political candidate was shot dead. Clashes with Jabour tribesmen left 15 militants dead.

Eight militants were killed in Gwer.

Another eight were killed in Mazraa.

In Garma, six militants were killed.

Author: Margaret Griffis

Margaret Griffis is a journalist from Miami Beach, Florida and has been covering Iraqi casualties for since 2006.